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Feb 19, 2013 7:00am PST
? and could it affect your money? both the white house and the chinese government are responding this morning. we'll have the very latest. >>> also coming up, michelle obama opening up for the first time about why she really got those bangs. why she says the move was more than just about a hairstyle. they were about a mid-life crisis. >>> looking forward to all of that coming up. but first, let's get to the latest on oscar pistorius. becoming very emotional in court this morning. his lawyer reading a statement saying he shot his model girlfriend to death by mistake, believing she was a robber. abc's bazi kanani is in pretoria, south africa, for us. >> reporter: good morning, amy. this is the first time we're hearing oscar pistorius's version of what happened. he and steenkamp were in love. she brought him a valentine's gift the day she died. police will present a different story. the 26-year-old double-amputee nicknamed the blade runner, wept, head in hands, as the prosecutor said he shot and killed an innocent, unarmed woman. the state outlined its case against pistorius. they believ
ABC
Feb 13, 2013 7:00am EST
for it. >> they deserve a vote. >> reporter: with a possible government shutdown looming in just over a month, and with deep, automatic spending cuts taking effect in just a couple of weeks, the president warned congress not to go to the brink again. >> the greatest nation on earth cannot keep conducting its business by drifting from one manufactured crisis to the next. we can't do it. >> reporter: and he made it clear, he will resist efforts to cut medicare. and insists on more tax increases on the wealthy. >> why would we choose to make deeper cuts to education and medicare, just to protect special interest tax breaks? how is that fair? >> reporter: but perhaps the single biggest announcement on the speech came on afghanistan. the president saying, he will withdraw some 34,000 troops, more than half of all those now deployed, from afghanistan by this time next year. >> this drawdown will continue. and by the end of next year, our war in afghanistan will be over. >> reporter: republicans found little to like in the president's speech. speaker of the house john boehner summed it up by
ABC
Feb 12, 2013 7:00am PST
speech. but again, his challenge will be to the president saying, we need a smaller government, maybe a more efficient government. but a smaller government. >> and there will be a separate tea party response from senator rand paul. diane sawyer and i will anchor the coverage of the state of the union at 9:00 p.m. eastern, 6:00 pacific. >> should be an interesting night, george. >>> we're going to turn to the vacation nightmare. the carnival cruise ship that has been stranded in the gulf of mexico. instead of trying to go to mexico, the ship trying to get to a port now in mobile, alabama. matt gutman has the latest on the story. >> reporter: for the thousands of people aboard, another day aboard a cruise ship where life is not a vacation. the decision overnight to tow the crippled "triumph," seen in these new photos, to alabama, could be making a brutal voyage even worse. and for the first time, we are hearing from passengers aboard that stricken ship. >> there's no lights, no water. we can't flush. some people were able to shower. >> reporter: conditions are getting worse by the hour, d
ABC
Feb 15, 2013 7:00am PST
to hold the check. >> reporter: both dave and nancy honeywell are government employees. they work for the department of defense. but neither one plans to stay there much longer. they will retire in just a few weeks. our stage manager, scott, he already has his powerball. i just know he's not going to quit. right, scott? >> that's so great. >>> what do you have, sam? >> a government pension and a great savings account. there's nothing wrong with that. let's get to the boards. we have a little to talk about. there are two snowmakers that are actually moving on the east coast. tonight one and another one. let's see who gets snow out of both of these, in case you felt like you didn't get enough snow in the carolinas. your opportunity is the second low, the saturday night edition. but in the next 48 hours, we got snow in new york city, washington, d.c., raleigh, up to boston. the second low has oomph. it will probably produce more snow saturday night into sunday. we feel like boston will get anywhere from six to nine inches. quick look at the cold air that heads right after the two sys
ABC
Feb 19, 2013 7:00am EST
affect your money? both the white house and the chinese government are responding this morning. >>> also coming up, michelle obama opening up for the first time about why she really got those bangs. why she says the move was more than just about a hairstyle. they were about a mid life crisis. >> all right. all of that to get to and more. >>> let's get to the latest on oscar pistorius, becoming very emotional in court this morning. the double-amputee olympic sprinter charged in the murder of his model girlfriend. bazi kanani is in south africa, with the breaking details for us. bazi? >> reporter: good morning, amy. an emotional scene inside the court just a couple of hours ago, when the judge ruled this will proceed as a premeditated murder case, the most serious of charges. oscar pistorius' family started crying because this means it's much less likely he'll be granted bail. and if he's found guilty, it would mean a life sentence. the 26-year-old double-amputee nicknamed the blade runner, represent, head in hand, as the prosecutor said he shot and killed an innocent, unarmed wo
ABC
Feb 14, 2013 7:00am EST
of pocket. right now you get a $250 break from the federal government. >>> and a california company is recalling some baby spinach because it could be contaminated with e. coli. the spinach was sold in several states including maryland. under five different labels, here they are -- the company taylor farms retail says no illnesses have been reported. >>> all right, time now for a check of the forecast one more time with meteorologist lynette charles. >> all right, let's check off the temperatures this morning. this has been the big story with slick roadways still below freezing though in york right now. you can see the temperatures beginning to rise. we're going to right way. that's for sure. we're also going to be dealing with some valentine's day that's good temperature-wise coming in the afternoon. look at 47 degrees. we'll get some sunshine in here as well. and the plans will keep going as we go through tonight. it will be chilly with the temperature at 32-degrees and a few clouds and the seven day forecast looks like this with windy conditions and maybe some snow possible on sa
ABC
Feb 11, 2013 7:00am EST
aim at helping big companies share threat information with the government. >>> as we head back to work this week, yet another gas spike at the gas stations. the national average now standing at $3.59 a gallon. prices well over $4 in states lycra xwrauz of higher oil prices. and pipeline maintenance. >>> and finally the national anthem that went oh, so horribly wrong at one minor league hockey game. take a look. that's the fellow that handles the mascot for the bakersfield condo condors. fell on the ice. and the 29-pound bird was -- waernding. as you might expect, vultures not used to spending time in the rink. on to boards. on to the bench. and i don't blame those big, tough hockey players for getting on to the ice. they say the bird's got a ten-foot wingspan. >> they have all that padding on. >> he walked up the tunnel and benched himself. think they're going to change their name to the bakersfield pandas. that should change things. >> let's bring sam back in. >>> we have more weather coming this week. if you're tired of snow, don't get tired of it yet. into the new england area. ice,
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